Jung Ho Kang may never play baseball in the US again
During the offseason, Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang was arrested in South Korea for a DUI and fleeing the scene. It was actually his third DUI arrest since 2009. He was given an eight-month suspended sentence, which he appealed. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, via the Associated Press, reports that Kang lost his appeal.
Kang’s lawyers called Kang’s punishment a “death sentence” to his baseball career. He was denied a visa to enter the United States in March, presumably linked to his DUI trouble. If his visa continually gets denied, it is likely we will never see Kang suit up for any team again in the United States.
Kang, due to the suspended sentence, can avoid jail time if he is on his best behavior over the next two years. But it’s quite possible that he won’t play baseball in the U.S. again.
In December, Kang crashed his rented BMW into a guard rail and fled the scene around 3 AM. He reportedly had a blood alcohol level at 0.084 percent, which was over South Korea’s legal limit of 0.05 percent.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/jung-ho-kang-may-never-play-baseball-in-the-us-again/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hi-res-885babcca5381a1539cd728ce636463a_crop_north.jpg?fit=800%2C533&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hi-res-885babcca5381a1539cd728ce636463a_crop_north.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1MLBRecent Posts#MLB,Jung Ho Kang,Pittsburgh PiratesDuring the offseason, Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang was arrested in South Korea for a DUI and fleeing the scene. It was actually his third DUI arrest since 2009. He was given an eight-month suspended sentence, which he appealed. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, via the Associated Press, reports that Kang...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk